Troop Finances

The Troop needs money for various expenses through the Scouting Year. These expenses include, but not limited too:

InsuranceBoy's Life
Scout RegistrationAdult Registration (Troop pays adult fees)
Adult Leader Training FeesJunior Leader Training Fees
Badges of Office"Trained" Patches
Troop NeckerchiefsAnniversary Patches
Rank BadgesMerit Badges
Totin' Chip CardsAwards (Amron, Carl, Kean, Pollack)
Programs for Award CeremoniesAnnual Awards Dinner

* Scout family subsidy
* Guests' Dinner
Misc awards presented by leadershipRefreshments at Award Ceremonies
Eagle Cermonies ($100)Presentation to Scouts bridged over from pack (handbook, neckerchief, etc)
Annual Picnic (Main Course)Camping Fees for Scoutmaster and Committee Chair
PropaneCamping Gear
First Aid SuppliesWebsite Fees
Mailings (where applicable)Supplies (flip charts, markers, flahgmaterials, etc)

This expense money is gleaned from three sources: dues, fundraising events, and donations.

Dues: The Troop charges $125/yr per scout and is due upon initial registration. Annual Registration is due by February 1 each year for continuing scouts

Fundraising: Troop 12 has tried various methods of fundraising – a necessary task taht few enjoy. It is important that the scouts equally participate in the fundraising and that each scout does his part. Fundraising activities are decided by the Troop Commitee and always require parental support. One of the more difficult aspects of leader development is getting the scouts to follow through on their committments. We expect all scouts to participate in earch the money for their camping equipment, badges, and other program expenses.

Donations: In the past we have received donations for Scout families and employers of committee members. These are infrequent and are not received on a regular basis, so while we are grateful for them, we cannot plan them in our annual financial planning.